|Barked: Thu Jun 20, '13 1:02pm PST |
|INCONTINENCE: ok people, I have been doing a lot of research on incontinence and the best thing that I found was "be persistent, any dog with an incontinence problem can be fixed, but you have to be persistent"
I knowingly adopted an 11 month old boxer mix named Buddy who had been returned to the shelter twice before because of his incontinence. It broke my heart, I adopted him. I have been researching and researching and there are a few things. Management: try tinklbelts.com they have been a lifesaver for my 50lb pooch! My other dogs kind of understand too and they don't mess with his belt. It's machine washable and because of my dog who has a constant flow, i use maxi pads as an added liner to prevent leaks. That was my first step. Before me, they did his first surgery to correct, they tacked down his bladder, that was not successful. They tried all the meds, no luck either. At this point is when I came into the picture. I researched and researched and found that a cystoscopy (look it up) was my next step which is one of the best things to diagnose the problem. I spoke with a dr from cornell univ. that is currently reviewing my files, hoping for some good news. I meet with a surgeon tomorrow to discuss our plan. I am hoping that this will be the less invasive way to correct but if we can't go that route, I will keep being persistent. There is a hydraulic urethral occluder that is available that seems to have very good results but most of the results have been with female dogs and I have a male. none the less, I will keep trying to find a way to help my baby. i will keep ya'll posted but this should be a good start for anyone that seems to be having a similar problem, such as most of you here.
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